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STEM Program Certification Awarded by Georgia Department of Education

The Georgia Department of Education has awarded Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) certification to the Academy of Mathematics, Science, and Technology at Kennesaw Mountain High School.

NextEra Energy Solutions Helps Muenster Independent School District Save Over $240,000 Through Improved Energy Efficiency and Light Levels

Using an innovative financing approach, the Muenster, Texas, Independent School District (ISD) partnered with NextEra Energy Solutions to upgrade lighting, replace aging HVAC equipment, and deliver a significantly improved educational environment for Muenster ISD students.

Macmillan Launching Library eBook Pilot with OverDrive

Macmillan Publishers, one of the largest and best-known international publishing groups, announced last week an agreement to make a collection of popular eBooks available to libraries via OverDrive before the end of the first quarter.

Making Geovisual Analytics a Central Part of Your Decision Making Process

Geovisual Analytics defined with application examples from school districts across the country.

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The Latest in School Shooting Safety? Bulletproof White Boards

While panicked parents nationwide are clamoring for armed security guards in their children's schools in the wake of the Sandy Hook attacks of last month, one company is going on the defensive. The latest safety device headed for American classrooms is a bulletproof whiteboard that teachers can use to defend themselves and their students.

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Upstate NY School District Leaves Lunch Program

An upstate New York school district is opting out of the National School Lunch Program as students throw out fruits and vegetables required under new nutritional guidelines. The Niskayuna Central School District near Albany plans to opt out April 1. Officials in the suburban district say the number of students buying lunch dropped significantly this year and the program is running a $70,000 deficit.

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Massachusetts High School Graduation Rates Continue to Rise

Graduation rates at Massachusetts public high schools increased for the sixth consecutive year, state officials announced this afternoon. Some 84.7 percent of students who entered high schools in fall 2008 graduated last year, an increase of 4.8 percentage points from six years earlier, according to the newly released data.

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Denver Public School Closed After Bomb Threat

Authorities conducted a full investigation Thursday after a Denver-area public school received a bomb threat, according to KDVR.com. The threat was made against the Bruce Randolph School late Wednesday and police searched the campus, the report said. The school remained closed to allow for a full investigation.

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Connecticut Commission Meets on School Safety Post-Newtown Massacre

The Connecticut police investigation into the shooting last month at a Newtown elementary school will continue through June and no criminal prosecution is expected, a state prosecutor said on Thursday.

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Pa. School Superintendent Still Works for Free

A southwestern Pennsylvania school district superintendent who stayed on the job for free to help guide a $60 million building project has decided to work without pay for three more years.

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